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8 Lion Street, Ipswich IP1 1DQ, England
441473218989
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Drinks seem very overpriced, food average but again a tad pricey ,I would have to be very keen to come here again especially for a lunchtime visit . Other places nearby offer better .

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Thank Christine T
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited mid week for dinner. Food was really good, couldn't complain. Service really good! Decor felt a bit cold and dark but that's a personal opinion so don't let that put you of! Well worth a visit!!!

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Thank Colm L
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Possibly one of the nicest Chinese restaurants I have been to in terms of quality of food, beautifully presented dishes, quite fast service. BUT it is very overpriced. My partner and I had a three course meal, it cost just under £100 and we both left still feeling a bit hungry. Also, most of the waiting staff do not speak... More 

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Thank nickfisk
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited here as part of a table of 8 people. We ordered a large selection of dishes which were all fantastic! Very fresh, superbly cooked and beautiful to look at. The standout dish was the miso cod....orgasmic...I could have eaten this all night!! Service was good although not perfect, but the quality of the food more than made up... More 

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Thank Thewoolpitwanderer
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your five star review, which is such a pleasure to receive. Very glad you enjoyed yourselves and we hope to see you here again soon. More 

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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The place looks trendy and is always busy but the food tastes bland and the meat isn't quality. Ipswich doesn't have a wealth of restaurants and the ones which are independents are over priced for what you get. This is typical of that. I also found the service to be less than polite.

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Thank RosinaDeveraux237
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear RosinaDevereaux Thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback. It troubled me that you felt the meat wasn't "quality", because everything we use is the finest, freshest organic produce. It's our family's decision to choose local and organic farmers over frozen or mass-produced ingredients from unknown suppliers. Understandably, this decision does add a premium to the overall... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

the revised lunchtime menu is a varied one with plenty of choices at reasonable prices. service always with a smile

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Thank 848cliffordn
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear 848cliffordn, We are always delighted to receive five star reviews so very many thanks for yours. More 

London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed dinner here. Nice cocktails. Variety of choice. Happy staff and good service. Great presentation of food.

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Thank Dawn B
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear Dawn B, Thank you for your feedback on your recent evening with us. More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited a few times recently, you cannot fault the service, the food is fabulous, I loved the menu choices, just the right amount of spice. Staff are very serious but attentive. Loved the wine glasses!

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Thank leisms
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear Leisms, We are delighted that our new lunch set menus are being enjoyed by our customers. Many thanks for your lovely review and I hope you will have lunch with us again. More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the set lunch menu here. Really good quality and value for money. Have eaten here previously in the evening and also thoroughly enjoyed the food and attentive but discreet service.

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Thank Karen K
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear Karen K, Many thanks for your feedback and kind comments. Was your Xmas Department lunch a belated 2015 one or an early 2016 one? Whichever, I am very pleased you enjoyed it. More 

Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here on a Sunday evening. The food was excellent but there was no atmosphere because it was empty. I would go back again for the food on another night.

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Thank Chadwicker25
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear Chadwicker25, Very many thanks for your five star review. Sundays are quieter than Fridays and Saturdays when there is lots of atmosphere. Saturdays in particular can be very jolly. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$34 - $52
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Thai, Gluten Free, Fusion
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Lion Street, Ipswich IP1 1DQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: 441473218989

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?